During the week I've managed a short and a longer trip looking for Butterflies and signs of them. It started on Tuesday when I took a friend, James, to see if we could locate some more Wall Brown larva on the Downland. In total I managed to show him 4 in pretty short time as well as spotting a Small Tortoiseshell.
Wall Brown Larva
The following day I met up with Nigel in local woodland hoping for my first Brimstone of the year. It was a fabulous day and by the end of it we had around 20 Brimstones as well as a Comma, which was also my first of the year. Finally a Small Tortoiseshell was seen as the temperature cooled down. An even better sighting however was a very early Orange Underwing moth. With fair, settled warmer weather in the forecast there should be plenty of butterflies about in the next few days.
My first Comma of the year.